Located right off the 199 Redwood Highway, we welcome you to our forest sanctuary. These tiny A-Frame cabins are a favorite for campers. The river is just a few min walk down to our own private beach and swimming. The camp is also just a 3 minute walk to the lands prestine swimming hole. These A-Frame Cabins are super cozy at 100sf with an additional deck that is g
Located right off the 199 Redwood Highway, we welcome you to our forest sanctuary. These tiny A-Frame cabins are a favorite for campers. The river is just a few min walk down to our own private beach and swimming. The camp is also just a 3 minute walk to the lands prestine swimming hole. These A-Frame Cabins are super cozy at 100sf with an additional deck that is great for yoga or napping. The cabins include two twin size mattresses and linen bedding. This camp is a 1 minute walk to the main house, private commercial kitchen, cute compost toilet, shower house and sauna.
These cabins are ideal for two people. The beds can be pushed together easily if desired. The front part of the cabin can be closed off or opened up to the elements. Since one side of the cabin is clear you can see in a bit but can also drape something over for more privacy. The reason for the clear side to is allow for the feeling of sleeping right outside amongst nature.
Winter Camping: Temperatures can drop into the 20's at times throughout the winter months. Though the cabins have linens and wool blankets provided we recommend bringing an extra blanket, warm sleeping clothes and maybe even a hot water bottle if you have one!
Cedar Bloom has available power and cell phone service. Cell phone service works great if you have AT&T or Verizon. Internet is limited but is available.We have several giant meadows with thousands of trees surrounding. We are right on the Illinois River with a mile of river frontage and 3 incredible swim spots. It's a great place to come and recharge and renew.
We are surrounded by beautiful scenery in all directions! We are close to the Redwoods, The Oregon Caves and so much more. We are close to major cities such as Grants Pass, Medford, Crescent City and Ashland.
MORE ABOUT CEDARSONG...
Cedar Bloom was purchased in the spring of 2017 by Spirit Weavers Gathering as a place of peace and healing, for all walks of life. Spirit Weavers is an annual womens gathering which happens once a year each June. We host over 1,000 women in just two weeks on the land. We are located on the Illinois River just outside Cave Junction, Oregon.
Our Main House was built in 1962 and retains the flavor of the 60’s with a beautiful Mid Century Modern feel. It houses a kitchen, dining hall, a living room, five bedrooms and three bathroom with a bathtub. It currently houses Agustin and Mea and their seven year old daughter Naia.
Grateful to be voted #1 Campground on Hipcamp this year:
FIRST NATIONS PEOPLE OF THE ILLINOIS VALLEY
For thousands of years, the Takelma people lived in the Illinois and Rogue River valleys, what is now known as Josephine County. They lived in small bands close to the land. Interior southwest Oregon has pronounced seasons and the ancient Takelma adapted to these seasons by spending spring, summer and early fall months collecting and storing food for the winter season.
Salmon was central to their food source and way of life. The salmon diet was supplemented by game, such as deer, elk, beaver, bear, antelope and bighorn sheep. Smaller mammals, such as squirrels, rabbits and gophers, might have been snared by both men and women. They gathered the root of the Camas plant, part of the asparagus family, as well as acorns from the two native species of Oaks, the Oregon white oak and California black oak. Other vegetation included manzanita berries, pine nuts, tarweed seeds, wild plums and sunflowers. The Takelma are also known to have cultivated a native tobacco plant, but otherwise relied on the fruits of the wilderness for their survival. The main utensils included horn, bone and wood-made implements and a great variety of baskets constructed generally by twining on a hazel warp. Stone was used in the making of arrowheads and pestles. The clothing and personal adornment of the Takelma was similar to the tribes of northern California. Notable characteristics include facial painting, red-headed woodpecker scalps for men and basket caps for women. The women also tattooed the skin in three stripes and men tattooed the left arm.
European Settlement of the Illinois Valley began by the 1830’s, as the gold and logging industries developed. By the end of 1856, the traditional residents of the Rogue and Illinois River valleys were forcibly removed and relocated to the Siletz Reservation on the central Oregon coast. The Takelma were joined on the reservations by their neighbors, the Athapaskans and the Shasta, as well as tribes from even farther away, such as the Coos and Tillamook. It is reported that by 1906 less than ten Takelma were alive and able to speak their native language.In 1994, for the first time in over 140 years, an ancient ceremony took place to welcome home and give thanks for the returning salmon, on the Kanaka Flats of the Applegate River. People of all heritages were welcomed at the annual Salmon Gathering on the Applegate River until 2006. In 2007, the ceremony was moved to the place where it was held for thousands of years: the Tilomikh (Powerhouse Falls), on the Rogue River near Gold Hill, Oregon. Since then, the ceremony has taken place annually in its traditional location, demonstrating that the Takelma culture is alive and will continue into the future.
Today, Takelma descendents continue to reside on or near the Siletz and Grand Ronde reservations. The Pilgrims brought back the Salmon Ceremony to Southern Oregon. Due to the Pilgrim’s contribution in returning the Salmon Ceremony to Jackson County, Agnis Baker-Pilgrim is known to some locals as the ‘Keeper of the Sacred Salmon Ceremony. Agnes, one of the oldest grandmothers of the International Council of the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers, has returned to the Rogue Valley and today her voice can be heard strong and clear, proving that the spirit and blood of her people are still with us.
PLANT & ANIMAL RELATIONS
We are very fortunate to be surrounded by a widely diverse population of flora and fauna. As caretakers of this sacred land, we feel a strong responsibility to honor our plant and animal allies by not only protecting them and their habitat, but also to help educate others about what lives and grows here by providing people with opportunities to experience the beauty of these plants and animals for themselves. For this reason, We are honored to host the many different groups who will gather here on this land for learning and communing with the nature that flourishes here. We feel very fortunate to be involved in this process of helping promote a sustainable and abundant future for all living things on this planet by sharing knowledge and skills from the human past that can make a sustainable lifestyle a reality for everyone everywhere.
The animals here include, but are not limited to deer, foxes, coyote, raccoon, skunks, and sometimes black bear though we havent seen any yet! The birds that surround us are migratory geese, quail, wild turkeys, hawks, ospreys and eagles. The fish that call the Illinois River their home are the Salmon People, Steelhead & Trout along with their friends the otter and ducks. The Land is a no-hunting zone so the animals here are abudant and safe.
The plant life here is incredibly diverse. This land is home to many native grasses, ferns, and berries, wild flowers, as well as many other edible and medicinal plants and fungi such as mugwort, self-heal, soap root, and a variety of mushrooms. The tree population is a blend of hardwoods like Manzanita, Madrone, and several kinds of Oaks along with mature Fir, Pine, Cedar trees, Alder, Maple and Apples. With special attention to management of non-native and invasive plants, Spirit Weavers is committed to maintaining a well balanced forest ecosystem with high biodiversity.
TIMES Please clean up and check out of your site by 12:am on the day of your departure. You can check in by 2:pm on the day of your arrival.
CLIMATE & THE ILLINOIS VALLEY Cedar Bloom holds the heart during the summer. Temps can range from 75-95 during the day and generally cools down to the 70's during the evenings. Swimming in the summer months is delicious. We have mostly pebbly beaches and a jagged rock and sand beach right where the Swimming hole is. The river is chilly until late June and it cools down again in late September.
NEIGHBORS There is another campground right next door but since we have 100 acres, you never really see a soul besides us! Please use our pathways to travel property next to us, and respect the privacy and tranquility of our neighbors by not keeping late hours or playing loud music.
EMERGENCIES If someone needs to reach you in an emergency, Cell phones work great on the land. If you don't get service and need to contact someone our land phones are available.
SHOWER HOUSE & SAUNA We have twelve showers total. The first shower house is open showering with 4 showers and the 2nd shower house has 8 stalls. You are also welcome to use the sauna throughout your stay.
COMPOST TOILET The "Honeydew Station" is our two chamber composting toilet. It looks like a tiny house and you will see it on your right as you drive in. Instructions are inside!
FOOD & WATER Please bring your own food to camp. Town is close so if you need to run errands to grab food its a short drive away. All of our water is on a well and is super clean and ran through a UV light. Please keep food and garbage out of the reach and smell of animals so we don’t have animal visitors at night.
GARBAGE If you pack it in, please pack it out when you leave.
FIRES Depending on the time of year, cooking fires are permissible in the fire pits provided. June-Sept there can sometimes be fire bans in the county. Please NO bonfires. We have fire wood in the forest around the meadow for use for cooking fires but please bring your own wood to the land. We also have wood available for purchase in the Camp Store.
PETS If you must bring your pet, please message us before hand. We ask that you clean up after your pup while here. We have doggie bags in the camp store.
THE RIVER & SWIMMING HOLES We have a mile of river frontage and there is tons of space for all. Keiki Beach located down the trail from the sauna is the more shallow and flatter part of the river. This is a great spot for families! Mermaid Rock which is located down the trail to your left of the main house is our large swimming hole with deeper waters. This part of the river is clothing optional. Please be aware of the rocks down at Mermaid Rock & Dock. The rocks are tricky to walk on for both adults and especially children. Please keep your eyes on your children at all times while at the river. Feel free to bring rafts to play on.
CAMP STORE If you happen to forget anything we have a camp store that is located in the main meadow. The Camp store sells everything from supplies to books and trinkets. If you text Mea she can meet you there anytime.
GRATITUDE We feel honored to be stewards of this land. One of our main visions for this land is to protect its cultural and environmental heritage. We are excited to share about the native food forest we will be cultivating for the local community and beyond. We will also be placing the land into a conservation trust so no logging or future development can occur. For the many years to come, we will explore the ways can live in harmony with the natural world for the greater good of people and the plants and animals we depend on. We welcome you to Cedar Bloom!
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE LAND AND EVENTS HERE, PLEASE VISIT CEDAR BLOOM FARM & THE SPIRIT WEAVERS GATHERING WEBSITE OR ON INSTAGRAM @cedarbloomfarm @spiritweavers @daughterofthesun_
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 9 months out
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 98%
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Natural features you'll find at Sun A-Frame Cabin, Cedar Bloom in Oregon.
We have our own river front beach area that stretches for almost a mile.
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Peaceful and perfect
Such a wonderful experience, it was very private. We were the only campers during our stay and had a completely peaceful, comfortable time enjoying the land. The adorable sauna, showers and composting toilet were so clean and lovely. The land is also super close to town, which has a great diner, River Valley Restaurant and a great pizza and brewery establishment ( Wild River Brewing) that was open later until 10. Thank you all so much for having us!
The A-frame cabin and amenities at Cedar Bloom made this stay very relaxing and unforgettable! Instructions on how to get there are very easy (thank you Mae).
The A-frames are very special and hyggeligt - a perfect place to unwind and de-stress. The Sauna was easy to turn on with clear instructions and had essential oils that could be used to help relax while in the there. The shower block was very clean as was the composting toilet!
Walking around the grounds or simply staying in the A-frame you see a lot of native birds. Also, leaving in the morning we saw a herd of deer and a lot of squirrels. We are already planning to return soon!
See you there sometime! 🏕️🏞️🌳🌲
It's nothing like it appears in the pictures. (It's even better; just wish I could write and say it was awful so that it will maybe be available next time we want to go!) A magical forest and river wonderland. Such a special place to contemplate, relax, and heal from the busy world right nearby. The thoughtful craftsmanship is evident in every aspect. You won't like it. (You'll probably love it!)
The cabins were beautiful -- such awesome craftmanship. Even on labor day weekend, the surroundings were calm. I loved the swimming hole. The only hitch for us was getting in after dark and having a small amount of trouble finding how to check in. I love this place and want to go back NOW!
Little slice of heaven!!!
Cedar Bloom is absolutely incredible! Nestled on the Illinois river with everything you need and more! We especially love the sauna, outdoor showers, & their cute kitties :) will definitely be back!
Magical santuary in forest
Amazing hidden gem located in the forest. Serene and peaceful energy surrounds the entire place. There's an outdoor sauna which rests on a hill top, showers in open air overlooking a sublime view of pine trees and a running river. There's a lake perfect for swimming just a short walk away from any cabin or campsite. Everything is designed artfully and with love. I'd highly recommend to stay here especially in the summer as nights can get a bit chilly and a cold dip in the river can be refreshing. It's a 5 minute drive to a local town with small shops and grocery stores if your need food. The communal kitchen is a great place to meet other campers and to make meals. Very magical place.
Amazing a-frame on beautiful land
Beautiful land, clean & cozy A-frame, fun swimming hole, and close to a handful of great Cave Junction restaurants. Highly recommend for a summertime getaway!
Get away from it all
I have stayed here multiple times now and it gets better every time. I hate to say its great because then I can't keep the location open for me to book every time! It is amazing and truly a sacred place for rest and healing. Do yourself a favor and book to go ASAP!